Earth Day - Presentation

Earth Day Santiago 2010_Alaine Lat
Project Name : Earth Day Santiago 2010_Alaine Lat
Description : Earth Day Santiago 2010
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Which sustainability component will your lesson focus on?
Our lesson focuses on water sustainability, how conserving water can help us save more money. Our project will also elaborate and emphasize on how much energy and resources are used to transport water from the source to its destination.
What related problem/issue will you present?
One of the major problems we would discuss with the fifth and sixth graders are the amount of energy and resources used in acquiring the water and then transporting it to its destination. In relation with this idea, our activity will also emphasize how transporting water to Southern California is easier, using less resources and energy compared to transporting it to Northern California.
What supporting facts characterize the problem?
Some of the supporting facts that characterize our issues are: Americans now use 127 percent more water than we did in 1950, About 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain, Running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste 4 gallons of water, Older toilets can use 3 gallons of clean water with every flush, while new toilets use as little as 1 gallon.
What solution will you offer?
By changing your lifestyles, not only will you be able to conserve more water but you will also save money in the process.
What action or actions do you want people to take as a result of your lesson?
As a result of our contnuous emphasis on water conservation, we would want people to change their lifestyles in order to conserve more water. In addition, we would also want people to push for a more effective water legislation to allow transportation of water using less energy and resources.
Please attach any supporting audio, video, images, files, blogs, links, graphs or other related to the problem or your solution?
File Type File Name Attachment Description
Water Bucket Activity
Water Conservation: Intro
Water Bucket Activity 2
Water Bucket Activity 3
Water Bucket Activity 4
Water Bucket Activity 5